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Sep 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
. culturally when you gets to states like north carolina, virginia, ohio, a lot of swing states, that doesn't play quite as well in middle america, does it? >> especially in the south. north carolina, especially the gay marriage provision there, the state has spoken on that one. i'm also glad mike barnicle was able to join us in north carolina. he wasn't able to make it to tampa. >> greyhound didn't go down to tampa? >> no, no, i've been here since last tuesday. >> took a wrong turn. >> he just didn't want to be around that many republicans, gives him hives. like mika. he just starts scratching. >> the big question is are you better off than you were four year ago? the answer objectively the obama campaign tried to put out yes, we are. at the same time you don't want to be gloating. >> they don't want to say what the mayor from maryland said, are you better off? no but that's not the question. that's always the question. you can look at a lot of data and say, yes, we are better off today than we were four years ago. but with so many people hurting in america right now -- >> it's a tough sel
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
events in virginia but they can't wait for just the debates. i think conservatives want to see not just big events in terms of big ideas but big events that grab the nation's attention. the romney campaign is frustrated because they say all the press asks them about is process but that's par for the course and true in every campaign i've ever covered, the press will talk about process particularly polls. mitt romney, conservatives are waiting for him to be big in events, big in message, big in personality. it seems like right now the campaign is waiting for him to do that in the debates. >> mark, you know why they focus on process, because there's not substance to -- you know, it's funny, in 1988 facing a more hostile press george h.w. bush never once whined about process. you know why? because james baker told the press what they were going to be following. and he told the candidate what he was going to be doing. and every week the candidate did it. the message was unbelievable. but again, going on with charles krauthammer, for six months mitt has been matching obama small ball for sma
Sep 14, 2012 3:00am PDT
battleground states. the president has a five-point lead over romney in virginia and florida. and in ohio, his lead is up to seven points. >> and of course, john heilmann, these are all states that george w. bush won in 2004. virginia's a little wider than we could have expected. florida, a five-point lead in such a conservative state. this late in the game with few undecided voters is really telling. but the ohio number, again, continues to be -- >> devastating. >> -- the dagger in the romney campaign's heart if they can't -- if they can't pull that out and make that a closer race. seven points in ohio is devastating. the right track/wrong tracks in these states, all much better than they are in the rest of america. in ohio, the right track, 45% of ohio voters think that the country's headed in the right direction. >> look at those three numbers up there. 49, 49, 50, those are all, you know, the obvious point to make. you know, the president -- at 50 in ohio, those numbers are all approaching, you know, the numbers that you need to win those states. >> yep. >> and they're places the president
Sep 10, 2012 3:00am PDT
ohio. a lot of these other swing states like virginia where the economy is outperforming the national numbers. and that's what people have to pay attention to in these final nine weeks. look at nine states, that's it. that's all that this matters now. nine states. >> steve ratner, that is a nearly impossible thing to do for a politician, to go into a state where people go, hey, things are getting better. they're not really good. no, they're getting a lot better. and the politician said no, no, they're awful. and things are getting better in ohio. you look at the numbers. i mean, the big problem with a five, six, seven, even nine-point lead for barack obama is the fact that this year unlike previous elections, there aren't a lot of undecided voters. and as jim and mike pointed out in this piece, even if it's a three-point lead going into the final weekend, well, you're going to need to have a candidate, romney, who's going to need to get 75%, 80% of all the undecideds to swing the margin, that's just not going to happen. >> well, the math on the undecideds is almost impossible. you hav
Sep 20, 2012 3:00am PDT
. look first of all at ohio and virginia. in ohio, a state that, you know, mark halperin says you can get to 270 without ohio. i really don't see him running the table without ohio. he's losing by seven points in the latest fox poll in ohio. he's losing by seven points, 50-43% in virginia. a state that he has to win if he doesn't carry ohio. and then in florida, willie, down 5 percentage points with barack obama holding five percentage point in florida this late in the game. in my state, i think it's impossible to win without carrying those states. pat, let's pass it around the table, willie. you take those three states right there, he's got to start -- he's got to win florida. he's got to win ohio. and if he doesn't do it, i just don't see how it happens. >> harold, i think florida, it goes without saying, he has to win. 29 electoral votes. he's got to win the west which becomes much more difficult, and these numbers are trending the wrong way for him right now. >> there's no doubt. he's placed a huge bet on october 3rd, this romney campaign has. they picked paul ryan who is known in con
Sep 6, 2012 3:00am PDT
, or roanoke, virginia, imagine the press coverage he's going to get and he's speaking to two audiences at once the way he can. middle-class voters, and the base of the democratic party. and the romney campaign has no rebuttal. i read a lot of conservative commentary, tweets, hoping this storm passes and they don't have to deal with bill clinton anymore. he's going to be on the road doing that in the fall. >> there is no rebuttal, jon, and i go back to the rich lowry comment, saying i can't remember republicans crying, which was rich's way i think suddenly of saying, where are our great speakers? let's go back and look how quickly things -- how rapidly things have changed over the past couple years. four years ago, in south carolina, the obama team painted bill clinton as a racist, as a bigot, as a race baiter, and here we are four years later, bill clinton coming on the stage, doing some pretty remarkable things for the man whose team suggested he was a racist. >> say three things. first thing directly addressing that. actually the fact that there is all that bad blood, the fact that he even t
Sep 19, 2012 3:00am PDT
long they're going to stay in ohio. colorado right now, obama ahead there. virginia, a four-point lead there. mitt romney has an uphill battle. he can still win. we've said it time and time again. we'll keep saying it. but my gosh, just a miserable week for him. what are they talking about in boston? what's their next step? are they in a bunker, or do they understand they've got to make some dramatic changes? >> well, i think they all should read peggy noonan's column which you cited earlier, even if they don't agree with everything in it, but it's very smart in terms of what is going on. look, they think that they're still on a decent trajectory, but they know that governor romney needs to step up his game. i think mike's absolutely right, one of the worst things about his performance on that video is that he doesn't come off as optimistic. and mike's also right, he's hard to understand, the irony is i find him to be one of the most optimistic politicians i've ever covered when he's being natural. i don't think he was necessarily representing himself during that fund-raiser the way he
Sep 21, 2012 3:00am PDT
to second-guess whether in october, if you're like us in battleground virginia, if you're in ohio, if you're in florida, you're going to see such a glut of ads. another big story that people will follow up today, in these filings, you see that the romney campaign paid bonuses, as much as $25,000 to nine staffers, some of whom were making $165,000 a year, got bonuses for their great work. >> for what? >> for their fantastic work on the campaign. >> i'm sorry, what? no, really, mike. are you serious? >> it's not easy to lose the advantage that he had. i mean, that takes a lot of productivity. >> you put me in a stadium with no people. here's $25,000. >> you have clint eastwood talking to a chair in primetime. >> or having a hastily put together press conference at 10:00 p.m. here's $25,000. >> i don't really get that. >> i think the strategy of saving it over the past four weeks is right. >> mike. >> the media is going to flip. >> might work. mike allen. >> you're crazy. >> thank you very much. >> washington in the baseball playoffs for the first time in 79 years, that's the real buzz here.
Sep 26, 2012 3:00am PDT
and virginia, sees blue skies ahead. asked how he intended to turn his campaign around, mr. romney told "60 minutes," well, it doesn't need a turnaround. and romney surrogates were out over the weekend blaming the liberal media for the campaign's troubles. the press didn't treat ronald reagan and george w. bush any less unfairly, and both men managed not only to win the presidency but to get re-elected. mr. romney would do better to focus more on reducing his unforced errors and less on the fourth estate's political bias. if whining about the liberal media was a winning strategy for republicans, newt gingrich would be the nominee." >> well, and newt gingrich is a great example -- i don't mean to go back there -- a great example of the problem we're talking about here. because -- >> no. >> -- no, instead of stepping forward and separating himself from this candidate, he somehow, because of his party -- >> todd akin is going to lose. that's a distraction. >> it is. >> i'm talking about the presidential race. we're one week out from the first presidential debate, and we have brand-new polling
Sep 27, 2012 3:00am PDT
's happening in the race? >> laser focus on the swing states. the candidates in virginia today, one of 30 states where early voting is already under way. it's a state president obama won in 2008 by more than six points. and where a polling average from real clear politics shows him right now at this moment up about 4.5 points. yesterday both candidates holding rallies in ohio, crisscrossing the state, sometimes almost running into each other they were so close campaigning. mitt romney tried to brush back suggestions his campaign is faltering there after that "new york times"/cbs/quinnipiac poll showing him ten points down in ohio. >> i'm very pleased with some polls, less so with other polls. but frankly at this early stage, polls go up and down. i don't expect to get 100% of the vote. i know i'm not going to get 100%. i hope to get 50 plus percent and make sure that i become the next president. >> talking about all those polls yesterday, mitt romney cited gallup and rasmussen, a couple of national polls that says the numbers are even. >> wait, willie, i don't understand. why would he cit
Sep 24, 2012 3:00am PDT
most, florida, ohio and virginia. there's not -- i can't find a poll that has him up by less than five points in the state of ohio, legitimate poll. florida is tighter, virginia a little bit tighter. in all those cases, the president is ahead. you can't classify this race as a toss-up. the president is ahead. romney, it's not -- of course it's not insurmountable, but the pressure's on romney to win. >> so romney has a challenge on his hands for sure. mark halperin, leading into the debates, how, then, do you coax, cajole information out of these candidates given the scenario that chuck just laid out that actually gives you something that you can make a decision on as a voter? >> well, i think the big question for romney is performance. look at what he did on "60 minutes." he talked on the plane last night to his press corps. he's still giving the same kinds of answers, the same specificity and lack of specificity, the same failure to drive a message to put the president on the defensive. if you're a candidate behind and you have that long "60 minutes" interview where you make the choic
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
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Sep 18, 2012 3:00am PDT
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